July 09, 2018

Thai Rescuers Save Four More Trapped Boys from Cave, Bringing Total of Those Saved to Eight
— Open Blogger

Originally, there were 12 boys trapped, plus their coach. Now eight boys have been gotten out of the cave, and just four more boys and their coach remain.

The boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring inside after a practice game. Monsoon flooding blocked off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days.

Two divers were assigned to each child to help them navigate the dangerous, narrow passageways.

On Friday, the death of a former Thai navy SEAL underscored the risks. The diver, the first fatality of the rescue effort, was working in a volunteer capacity and died on a mission to place oxygen canisters along the route.

I guess the cave passages are too narrow to permit a kid to wear a tank on his back, and he must take air from the cannisters placed on the ground along the route?

I was wondering about this -- just how deep is this cave, anyway, to present such a formidable challenge to escape? Well, it's long:

The canisters are placed strategically thoughout the escape route, which is about two-and-a-half miles long.

Here's a handy InfoGraphic:



And on the former Thai SEAL who died while pre-positioning those oxygen tanks:



By the way: Trump tweeted about this. Which of course made the media decide it was against saving the boys.

No, not really. But they did begin questioning whether the US, which always sends assistance and expertise in any deadly situation, really was doing what it always does as a matter of routine.



The media began crying #FakeNews and questioning whether the US is really helping.

Turns out: We are.



Will The Hill retract its pissy and cowardly pseudo-denial of Trump's tweet?

That last bit via Stephen Green at PJ Media.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 02:06 PM | Comments (334)
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1 You're welcome.

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 09, 2018 02:06 PM (nKbPK)

2 Well spanked sir!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 09, 2018 02:07 PM (gUCYC)

3 The media really are a bunch of panty pads.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:08 PM (pUDQf)

4 Amazing. Like the rescue of the Chilean miners some years ago. May God be with the remaining 5 and their rescuers.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 09, 2018 02:08 PM (N3JsI)

5 Revoke their WH press passes. Today.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 09, 2018 02:09 PM (HaL55)

6 I saw video, the children are being taken out on a gurney, strapped in, wearing scuba gear, and the tanks are alongside the gurney. Each child has 4 rescuers attending.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at July 09, 2018 02:09 PM (w7KSn)

7 Leave the coach.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2018 02:09 PM (rnXGe)

8 A. B. Stoddard is a respected journOlist for The Hill, right?  Enough said.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 02:10 PM (ptqGC)

9 The four remaining boys are holding out for a better book and movie deal.

Posted by: Mark1971 at July 09, 2018 02:10 PM (xPl2J)

10 6 I saw video, the children are being taken out on a gurney, strapped in, wearing scuba gear, and the tanks are alongside the gurney. Each child has 4 rescuers attending. Posted by: backbeatbaby at July 09, 2018 07:09 PM (w7KSn Can you imagine how panic inducing that would be? I'd have to be high on morphine for that little journey.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:10 PM (pUDQf)

11 I guess the cave passages are too narrow to permit a kid to wear a tank on his back, and he must take air from the cannisters placed on the ground along the route? I was wondering about this -- just how deep is this cave, anyway, to present such a formidable challenge to escape? Well, it's long: Ace: Part of the passageway is a mere 15 INCHES wide! Not only is there no room for a scuba tank, there isn't even room for an overweight adult. You literally have to squeeze through.

Posted by: zombie at July 09, 2018 02:10 PM (c+2jX)

12 Lord, I pray all the remaining boys and their silly ass coach makes it out alive.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:10 PM (a0IVu)

13 Look at this video to get an idea why it takes 3 hours to go a few hundred feet. https://twitter.com/sunnyright/status/1016363489286328320

Posted by: ArthurK at July 09, 2018 02:11 PM (+O81W)

14 This is so gratuitously stupid. They should not have been there in the first place. They need to discover the concept of parental permission.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 09, 2018 02:11 PM (/qEW2)

15 Hairy Reed is donning diving gear as we type.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 02:11 PM (ptqGC)

16 It's 3 miles total, not 3 miles of underwater swimming.

Posted by: clutch at July 09, 2018 02:11 PM (kiSdp)

17 The rescuers are doing a great job so far. One thing I read yesterday said that the reason they can only take so many kids out in a day is that they have to pre-position new air tanks throughout the cave for the next day's operations.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 02:11 PM (sdi6R)

18 Can you imagine how panic inducing that would be? I'd have to be high on morphine for that little journey.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 07:10 PM (pUDQf)

Ditto for me.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:11 PM (a0IVu)

19 I think everyone needs to remember that there are literally dozens of men risking their lives to rescue those trapped boys.  Every single one of them are volunteers. 


May the Lord look over them.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 09, 2018 02:11 PM (+Dllb)

20 Baby Jessica X 12. It' s fun watching humanity at its best, even if the butthole library media want to find a reason to piss on it.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at July 09, 2018 02:11 PM (zDUQl)

21 If we had Presdent Obama or Hillery as Presdent this wood have not happened !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at July 09, 2018 02:11 PM (qM84C)

22 The Hill's motto is Slightly Less Biased Than Politico, On A Lower Budget

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:12 PM (0ogQG)

23 The kids are literally cargo. Tied to the gurney along with the tanks.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at July 09, 2018 02:12 PM (w7KSn)

24 I assume the Navy diver got stuck in a narrow passage?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:12 PM (pUDQf)

25 Gah. Trump does a generic tweet that encompasses private U.S. companies plus any of our military divers etc and gives them all the credit and the MFM whines. If this had happened under Barky's watch. He would have issued a statement like "*I* directed our embassy staff, Navy Seals etc. to offer all possible assistance."

Posted by: PaleRider at July 09, 2018 02:12 PM (eASYU)

26 For the record I have no interest in the contents of any dude's satin hotpants.

Just clearing that up.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 09, 2018 02:12 PM (/TNyL)

27 The Presstitutes are always trying to outdo themselves for sheer, unmitigated douche-baggery.

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 09, 2018 02:12 PM (2sCft)

28 Can you imagine how panic inducing that would be? I'd have to be high on morphine for that little journey.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 07:10 PM (pUDQf)
Ditto for me.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:11 PM (a0IVu)



There was actually talk of mildly sedating the kids for the passage out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 02:12 PM (ptqGC)

29 You know, if that was Putin tweeting, The Hill Teh Hillary would be drooling over each and every syllable. And the word "unspecified" wouldn't be in their "reportage."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 09, 2018 02:13 PM (HaL55)

30 Stupid, malicious, or both?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2018 02:13 PM (gC2IV)

31 The diver that died ran out of oxygen.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at July 09, 2018 02:13 PM (w7KSn)

32 One detail I can't quite make sense of - if some of the "squeezes" are that small ...... does that mean this whole group, just on their own, pushed themselves through them when they were fleeing the rising waters? Hard to see non-spelunkers doing that.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 02:13 PM (QDnY+)

33 When did Barky McFuckstick ever give any specifics?
Only platitudes and flowery made up words and alot of I'm pretty special.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 09, 2018 02:13 PM (pw+jk)

34 This Thai rescue is fascinating.     I am very impressed with the professionalism of the divers and those in charge.   And a break from the countdown to the end of our Constitution at 9pm Eastern, as well.     

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 09, 2018 02:14 PM (UsCnO)

35 The local Philadelphia paper of propaganda ran an opinion piece today under the headline, "Thai kids are trying to escape danger - just like those crossing the US border."

Posted by: PrayForMojo at July 09, 2018 02:14 PM (/52yu)

36 So sad about the rescuer that died. May God bless him and his family. He really is a true hero.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at July 09, 2018 02:14 PM (MX7xj)

37 If you care, on Twitter "Puff probably not a real person" has an awesome take on cave diving. Sobering.... bigly.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at July 09, 2018 02:14 PM (iiixZ)

38 How many women divers are there?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 09, 2018 02:14 PM (/ijW5)

39 26 For the record I have no interest in the contents of any dude's satin hotpants. Just clearing that up. Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate I read that as "Just cleaning that up." Which is kind gesture, as they're all stained in front.

Posted by: zombie at July 09, 2018 02:14 PM (c+2jX)

40 This is so gratuitously stupid. They should not have been there in the first place. They need to discover the concept of parental permission. Meh. Give them credit for taking a risk, rather than being wrapped in cotton and never allowed to do anything outside of "play dates".

Posted by: Rob Crawford at July 09, 2018 02:14 PM (fVubI)

41 There was actually talk of mildly sedating the kids for the passage out. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 07:12 PM (ptqGC) Yeah, there was a combat swimmer on the other day talking about that. He was an interesting interview.

Posted by: clutch at July 09, 2018 02:14 PM (kiSdp)

42 Can they leave the coach in there?

Posted by: Buzzion at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (lKs2v)

43 Send the White House Press Corpse deep into the cave for a first hand look at the environment and conditions there. And leave 'em there with no food, water, heat or contact with the outside world. Let's say, about two weeks worth of experience. They'd still get their reporting wrong on every aspect of things though. It's what they DO. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (QzJWU)

44 There was actually talk of mildly sedating the kids for the passage out. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 07:12 PM (ptqGC I would hope so. I'm a certified diver myself and the classes emphasized how people get entirely unrational underwater when the fear of drowning sets in. It's even worse than what happens on the surface.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (pUDQf)

45 One or 2 divers goes thru the hole first (an aperture, really) pulls the kid on the gurney thru, then they all go to the next hole. They are all tied together with paracord or something.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (w7KSn)

46 24 I assume the Navy diver got stuck in a narrow passage? Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 07:12 PM (pUDQf) I understand his own tank ran out on the way back after pre-positioning other air tanks. His dive buddy tried to revive, but could not.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (di1hb)

47 I assume the Navy diver got stuck in a narrow passage?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 07:12 PM (pUDQf)



That brave man was a retired Thai SEAL.  He was placing oxygen tanks along the route.



D'oh Boy spent three months serving alongside Thai Marines.  He loved those guys.  Said the barracks he shared with them were saunas, but other than that loved his experience there.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (ptqGC)

48 Meh. Give them credit for taking a risk, rather than being wrapped in cotton and never allowed to do anything outside of "play dates". Posted by: Rob Crawford at July 09, 2018 07:14 PM (fVubI) Exactly.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (zDUQl)

49 >>The kids are literally cargo. Tied to the gurney along with the tanks. Which is really smart. Remove the biggest variable and source of panic.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (/tuJf)

50 I'm signing a deal to make the porno version of this movie.

Posted by: Hope Solo at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (8SG/h)

51 3 The media really are a bunch of panty pads. Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 07:08 PM (pUDQf) Except panty pads serve a purpose.

Posted by: Roy at July 09, 2018 02:15 PM (ABjxW)

52 25 If this had happened under Barky's watch. He would have issued a statement like "*I* directed our embassy staff, Navy Seals etc. to offer all possible assistance." Posted by: PaleRider at July 09, 2018 07:12 PM (eASYU) Don't remind me. I can hear him saying that word for word. Like nobody could do a thing without his explicit instructions.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 02:16 PM (sdi6R)

53 God Bless Hero Diver Saman Gunan!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 09, 2018 02:16 PM (EoRCO)

54 Unimportant correction: it would be "air" not "oxygen" in the tanks. Pretty sure. There is no situation in which pure oxygen is used. For dives to depth, where pressure is higher and nitrogen absorption becomes an issue, exotic gases or mixes are often used. But I believe all of this diving is at atmospheric pressure (very shallow depth of water, thus not much pressure).

Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 02:16 PM (QDnY+)

55 Whew. Thank goodness for closing tags. *sticks out tongue at Teh Barrell* Neener, neener, neener.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 09, 2018 02:16 PM (HaL55)

56 I read that as "Just cleaning that up." Which is kind gesture, as they're all stained in front.

*snort*
noice!

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 09, 2018 02:16 PM (/TNyL)

57 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13 God bless the family of the diver who passed.

Posted by: jmel at July 09, 2018 02:16 PM (OeWgo)

58 Is 60 minutes in the cave filming this?

Posted by: MAGA Justice League at July 09, 2018 02:16 PM (HKw62)

59 Anyone else think they are going to leave the coach down there?

Posted by: Skip at July 09, 2018 02:16 PM (pHfeF)

60 It would have taken the Jug Eared Fuck a month to decide to send help. And then only if Valerie said Okay.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:17 PM (0ogQG)

61 Did any of those kids try using "XYZZY" yet?

Posted by: Roy at July 09, 2018 02:17 PM (ABjxW)

62 Is 60 minutes in the cave filming this? Posted by: MAGA Justice League at July 09, 2018 07:16 PM (HKw62) Nope, Geraldo!!!

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at July 09, 2018 02:17 PM (zDUQl)

63 Some spit in your food. Others create spiteful news. Meanwhile a NOBODY tries to waltz into the NV Senate seat.

Posted by: golfman at July 09, 2018 02:17 PM (If3tB)

64 53 God Bless Hero Diver Saman Gunan! Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 09, 2018 07:16 PM (EoRCO) This. What a heroic man. I am in awe.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:18 PM (YqDXo)

65 Hillary would have a hole drilled into the cave to extract the pineal and adrenal glands from the terrified kids.

Posted by: 1st wave nationalism at July 09, 2018 02:18 PM (8SG/h)

66
Ace:

Part of the passageway is a mere 15 INCHES wide! Not only is there no room for a scuba tank, there isn't even room for an overweight adult. You literally have to squeeze through.

Posted by: zombie at July 09, 2018 07:10 PM (c+2jX)


 

According to reports, divers took jackhammers to some of the narrow passages to open them up.    If so, the risk doing this underwater is unbelievably high.  

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 09, 2018 02:18 PM (UsCnO)

67 32 One detail I can't quite make sense of - if some of the "squeezes" are that small ...... does that mean this whole group, just on their own, pushed themselves through them when they were fleeing the rising waters? Hard to see non-spelunkers doing that. Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 07:13 PM (QDnY+) I wonder if the rising waters were discovered on the way back. From the diagrams I've seen, the pinch point looks like pretty much the lowest elevation, so that would fill first.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 09, 2018 02:18 PM (di1hb)

68 14 This is so gratuitously stupid. They should not have been there in the first place. They need to discover the concept of parental permission. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 09, 2018 07:11 PM (/qEW2) The Rains came early and I don't even know if they own a smartphone to check the weather. The Diver ran out of air on the way back and they assume he didn't check his gauge to see how much air he had left. The Coach trained as a Monk and taught the kids to meditate and he's the weakest since he gave the kids his food and water.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 09, 2018 02:18 PM (dKiJG)

69 golfman ..... you gotta add something to that .... I'm in the vapor

Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 02:18 PM (QDnY+)

70 60 It would have taken the Jug Eared Fuck a month to decide to send help. And then only if Valerie said Okay. Posted by: GnuBreed at July 09, 2018 07:17 PM (0ogQG) And only if he'd be assured that some of the kids were black and/or gay. Otherwise, pffft.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:19 PM (YqDXo)

71 Anyone else think they are going to leave the coach down there? No. They DID say he will be the last one out but they aren't going to leave him there unless something goes really sideways.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2018 02:19 PM (dUJdY)

72 If this had happened under Barky's watch. He would have issued a statement like "*I* directed our embassy staff, Navy Seals etc. to offer all possible assistance." Posted by: PaleRider at July 09, 2018 07:12 PM (eASYU) Don't remind me. I can hear him saying that word for word. Like nobody could do a thing without his explicit instructions. Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 07:16 PM And a tangential photo of him in a swimming pool or staring at a fountain.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 09, 2018 02:19 PM (/+bwe)

73  After rescuing the third child I could hold my breath no longer, so I decided to let some of the less-experienced SEAL members help out where they could.

Posted by: Brian Williams at July 09, 2018 02:19 PM (/ijW5)

74 I'm thinking if we give Elon Musk another $100 Billion in subsidies he can create submarine to fish out the chillins before the next snow flies.

Posted by: Fritz at July 09, 2018 02:19 PM (kf11g)

75 62 Is 60 minutes in the cave filming this?
Posted by: MAGA Justice League at July 09, 2018 07:16 PM (HKw62)

Nope, Geraldo!!!

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at July 09, 2018 07:17 PM (zDUQl)


LMAO

Posted by: MAGA Justice League at July 09, 2018 02:19 PM (HKw62)

76 1. Thai soccer team is saved by Obama's brilliance


2.  ?????


3. Hillary Clinton is installed as POTUS.

Posted by: Sally Kohn at July 09, 2018 02:20 PM (pw+jk)

77 Sources Say Trump Using Thai Rescue Operation As Distraction From Russia Collusion Scandal, Probable White Supremacist Misogynist Supreme Court Choice 

Posted by: This...Is CNN at July 09, 2018 02:20 PM (O5Q3r)

78 If I'm correctly reading between the lines of Trump's tweet, he's saying he picked Thapar.

Posted by: Squinty McGee at July 09, 2018 02:20 PM (XcgmW)

79 I rode my bike to Starbucks today so that there would be more oxygen available for those boys.

Posted by: Where's My Military Ribbon? at July 09, 2018 02:20 PM (labbd)

80 All the divers have gopros on their helmets. The footage I saw was from yesterday.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at July 09, 2018 02:20 PM (w7KSn)

81 I imagine Matt Damon is actively pursuing the rights to play the Thai SEAL. He saved the Great Wall of China, after all.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:20 PM (pUDQf)

82 For the record I have no interest in the contents of any dude's satin hotpants. ===== Ha! More for me!

Posted by: Shep! at July 09, 2018 02:20 PM (nILVB)

83 >>I'm thinking if we give Elon Musk another $100 Billion in subsidies he can create submarine to fish out the chillins before the next snow flies. He's actually sending one there right now. It's a tube big enough for one small person. Not kidding.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2018 02:20 PM (/tuJf)

84 Okay, I am feeling bad for the coach...I hope he survives long enough to be rescued.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:21 PM (a0IVu)

85 #leavethecoach

Posted by: MAGA Justice League at July 09, 2018 02:21 PM (HKw62)

86 You know who else traps children in caves?

Posted by: 1st wave nationalism at July 09, 2018 02:21 PM (8SG/h)

87 Any word yet on if David Hogg survived this?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:21 PM (/ijW5)

88 "Will The Hill retract its pissy and cowardly pseudo-denial of Trump's tweet?"
Of course not.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Package Special! Beer, Fireworks, Bactine, Bandages for $25.00 at The Outrage Outlet! at July 09, 2018 02:21 PM (0QYMt)

89 f this had happened under Barky's watch. He would have issued a statement like "*I* directed our embassy staff, Navy Seals etc. to offer all possible assistance." Posted by: PaleRider at July 09, 2018 07:12 PM (eASYU) Close. What he would really have said would be:"I directed my embassy staff, my Navy Seals, etc. to offer all possible assistance."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:21 PM (YqDXo)

90 Why did the coach take these young boys to such a secluded place?

Posted by: Regular joe at July 09, 2018 02:23 PM (7PllL)

91 I have a 15 inch wide aperture.

Posted by: Richard Gere at July 09, 2018 02:23 PM (pw+jk)

92 35 The local Philadelphia paper of propaganda ran an opinion piece today under the headline, "Thai kids are trying to escape danger - just like those crossing the US border."

Posted by: PrayForMojo at July 09, 2018 07:14 PM (/52yu)


So there are deep caves on the Rio Grande? 


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 09, 2018 02:23 PM (UsCnO)

93 golfman ..... you gotta add something to that .... I'm in the vapor Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 07:18 PM (QDnY+) An obtuse reference to ace's comment on the sad tweet. They hate us. And the lady from NV gets a pass. Jacky Rosen.

Posted by: golfman at July 09, 2018 02:23 PM (If3tB)

94 We should have sent Harry Reid. He's unemployed, and I hear he has a lot of experience with young boys and narrow passages.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:23 PM (0ogQG)

95 Neymar volunteered to teach the boys how to roll their way out of the cave.

Posted by: Roy at July 09, 2018 02:24 PM (ABjxW)

96 Wasn't barky in a cave eating crunchy figs? He would have taken a consensus on the consensus and sent a sled dog team.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2018 02:24 PM (c0jrj)

97 They should have just told the boys to identify with being outside of the cave.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:24 PM (YqDXo)

98 "Thai kids are trying to escape danger - just like those crossing the US border." I was assured that there were no shithole countries.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2018 02:25 PM (w//GY)

99 74 I'm thinking if we give Elon Musk another $100 Billion in subsidies he can create submarine to fish out the chillins before the next snow flies.

Posted by: Fritz at July 09, 2018 07:19 PM (kf11g)


Or he can Tweet about it some more.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2018 02:25 PM (rnXGe)

100 Thai Seal drowns transporting oxygen tanks?

Posted by: PhilDirt at July 09, 2018 02:25 PM (Ffwmb)

101 Can we replace one of the trapped boys with Chuck Schumer? He's a reptile and could probably survive in the cave.


Posted by: Under Fire at July 09, 2018 02:25 PM (r9UYA)

102 How is the Tesla Tube going to finish the last 1/3rd of the distance? 

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:25 PM (/ijW5)

103 83 He's actually sending one there right now. It's a tube big enough for one small person. Not kidding. Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2018 07:20 PM (/tuJf) It's probably too late for this particular rescue, but such an escape pod might be useful in the future.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 02:25 PM (sdi6R)

104 And where are the feminists on this one? Do they not see the childbirth analogy? I'd have thought that we'd have heard about this by now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:25 PM (YqDXo)

105 Any word yet on if David Hogg survived this? Not yet, but I'm certain he's riding his bicycle there as we speak.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 09, 2018 02:26 PM (HaL55)

106 "And Trump is about to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court. The crowd is holding its breath. And he nominates...Rescued Thai Cave Boy #9 ?!!??!?!??!"

Posted by: zombie at July 09, 2018 02:26 PM (c+2jX)

107 If Emperor Fuckstick was in office, the WH propaganda arm would put goggles and tank on him and took a pic near water. The shitstain probably swims as good as he pitches or shoots hoops.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 09, 2018 02:26 PM (89T5c)

108 NYT says, as of 7 pm, there's a 95% chance that Merrick Garland is the nominee.

Posted by: West Hartford Elitist at July 09, 2018 02:26 PM (XcgmW)

109 I read that they bought snacks and the Coach made sure they collected water that dripped down and not the water that pooled.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 09, 2018 02:26 PM (dKiJG)

110 The caves are a tourist attraction. Thousands visit yearly. Sudden and unusual rains trapped them. The coach is not a monster.

Posted by: Seems Legit at July 09, 2018 02:26 PM (U+nHb)

111 Alright, no more pussyfooting around.  I've decided to chart a path to a future outside of the cave.  Who's with me?

Posted by: Fritz at July 09, 2018 02:27 PM (kf11g)

112 100 Thai Seal drowns transporting oxygen tanks? Posted by: PhilDirt at July 09, 2018 07:25 PM (Ffwmb) On the way back from delivering them.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 09, 2018 02:27 PM (di1hb)

113 >>74
I'm thinking if we give Elon Musk another $100 Billion in subsidies he
can create submarine to fish out the chillins before the next snow
flies.

Musk is the biggest scam perpetrated on the American public since Martinizing.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 09, 2018 02:27 PM (r9UYA)

114 every twerp in Hollyweird wants to do this story. I don't think I'm gonna care to see it. Which is too bad cause it might be good.

Posted by: f'd at July 09, 2018 02:27 PM (UdKB7)

115 90 Why did the coach take these young boys to such a secluded place?

Posted by: Regular joe at July 09, 2018 07:23 PM (7PllL)



According to a report, the cave is a popular tourist attraction.  The kids went in like other tourists.   Apparently it was also a team-building exercise, and the boys were tight with the coach.   Suddenly the monsoons hit and the water came in too fast.    So not able to get out, they instead went the other way to get clear from the rushing water.   


And they kept going.   and going.    and going. 

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 09, 2018 02:27 PM (UsCnO)

116 I saw video, the children are being taken out on a gurney, strapped in, wearing scuba gear, and the tanks are alongside the gurney. Each child has 4 rescuers attending. Posted by: backbeatbaby at July 09, 2018 07:09 PM (w7KSn Can you imagine how panic inducing that would be? I'd have to be high on morphine for that little journey. Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 07:10 PM (pUDQf) Well, that's the reason they're strapped to a gurney. I imagine they can move much at all. That way if they panic, they can't hurt themselves or the divers.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 09, 2018 02:27 PM (ZSkht)

117 Did you say Client No. 9?

Posted by: Eliot Spitzonher at July 09, 2018 02:27 PM (XcgmW)

118 It's probably too late for this particular rescue, but such an escape pod might be useful in the future.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 07:25 PM (sdi6R)


Elon Musk knows as much about underwater cave rescue as you or I.  He'd do best to just to stay out of the way.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2018 02:27 PM (rnXGe)

119 110 The caves are a tourist attraction. Thousands visit yearly. Sudden and unusual rains trapped them. The coach is not a monster. Posted by: Seems Legit Yet. By the time he emerges, he'll look like The Creature From the Thai Lagoon.

Posted by: zombie at July 09, 2018 02:27 PM (c+2jX)

120 I am not a huge fan of enclosed spaces. I have been caving a couple times and enjoyed it the first couple of times. The last time (in college) we went to this one cave where, on the way out, you had to barrel roll for what seemed like miles (probably was maybe 100 feet.) Great place for me to find out I had claustrophobia all of a sudden. Have not done it since. God Bless and care for these kids and their coach.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 09, 2018 02:28 PM (WzSuJ)

121 I'm just very grateful to the people working so hard to rescue the kids.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 09, 2018 02:28 PM (hMwEB)

122 OT, less than 2 hours out and still no leak of who the nominee is? WH is tighter than a steel trap right now.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:28 PM (a0IVu)

123 I'd be much more gracious to Musk if it was revealed after the fact that he had sent his engineers to help and they actually played a role.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:28 PM (/ijW5)

124 Okay, I am feeling bad for the coach...I hope he survives long enough to be rescued. Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:21 PM (a0IVu) ------------ I agree. He's been through an awful lot, and I suspect no one has been harder on him than himself. It's a terrible responsibility he bears, and you can be sure he knows it. I hope they all get out safely and recover fully, the coach included.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2018 02:29 PM (JJZzu)

125 If i were in that situation, I'm pretty certain I'd flood the rest of the cave with pee.

Posted by: Weasel at July 09, 2018 02:29 PM (5EGmJ)

126 107 If Emperor Fuckstick was in office, the WH propaganda arm would put goggles and tank on him and took a pic near water. The shitstain probably swims as good as he pitches or shoots hoops. 

 Pitcher?   Naw.    Barky is a Catcher.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 09, 2018 02:29 PM (UsCnO)

127 If you get claustrophobic you probably won't like this. https://tinyurl.com/ybjktbyo

Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2018 02:29 PM (/tuJf)

128
By the time he emerges, he'll look like The Creature From the Thai Lagoon.

Posted by: zombie at July 09, 2018 07:27 PM (c+2jX)

lol..poor chap. He must be living a nightmare. He kept those kids alive so there is that at least.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:29 PM (a0IVu)

129 The coach is not a monster. Thank you. He's not and I am sure those boys are very close with him. They would be devastated if he were to not make it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2018 02:29 PM (dUJdY)

130 I accidentally watched The Descent.

If trapped in a cave, I will probably just go ahead and die first.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (/TNyL)

131 122 OT, less than 2 hours out and still no leak of who the nominee is? WH is tighter than a steel trap right now. Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:28 PM (a0IVu) It's 'tight as a drum'.

Posted by: George C Scott in A Christmas Carol at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (WzSuJ)

132 92 So there are deep caves on the Rio Grande? cave / drug tunnel; tomato / tomahto

Posted by: Anachronda at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (xGZ+b)

133 I have to say, I attempted to take a scuba class years ago.  I failed the "rip the mask off your face underwater and still breath through your snorkel" part.

I'm quite happy free-diving and snorkeling. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (ptqGC)

134 To my understanding it is not all underwater. Musk's little tube probably won't fit through those narrow passages anyway.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (c0jrj)

135 Anyone else think they are going to leave the coach down there? Posted by: Skip at July 09, 2018 07:16 PM (pHfeF) That occurred to me, also. Leave him a flashlight and a 9mm pistol with one cartridge.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (5Yee7)

136 Guardian...yes, I know...but their site has a running blog on the rescue. Also links to pics.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (tNa3+)

137 Well, that's the reason they're strapped to a gurney. I imagine they can move much at all. That way if they panic, they can't hurt themselves or the divers. Posted by: naturalfake at July 09, 2018 07:27 PM (ZSkht) I understand that. My point is that if you've dealt with people in a panic, you know strapping them down worsens the situation. I understand that they might not have a choice, so sedation, albeit mild, is likely required.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (pUDQf)

138 I have been caving a couple times.. Spelunking. Spee-lunking. It's latin for lunk who spees.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (hMQPU)

139 122 OT, less than 2 hours out and still no leak of who the nominee is? WH is tighter than a steel trap right now.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:28 PM (a0IVu) 


the leak should be public in a couple of minutes.    Check your Twitter.

Posted by: Robert Mueller at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (UsCnO)

140 I've done some cave diving and it is all good until something hangs up and then you have to fight panic. But you have to fight panic or you are le fucked.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (pw+jk)

141 for me to find out I had claustrophobia all of a sudden. God Bless and care for these kids and their coach. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 09, 2018 07:28 PM (WzSuJ) Amen. The first time the elevator doors didn't open promptly, for me.

Posted by: golfman at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (If3tB)

142 Elon Musk really is part con artist, part ego maniac. Guy just couldn't resist somehow putting himself into this story. I really do think Tesla will be looked at like Enron in a few years.

Posted by: Maritime at July 09, 2018 02:30 PM (lKmt3)

143 129 The coach is not a monster.

Thank you. He's not and I am sure those boys are very close with him. They would be devastated if he were to not make it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2018 07:29 PM (dUJdY)

Yeah. It is a horrible situation all around.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:31 PM (a0IVu)

144 Looks like Teresa May, using GOPe tactics to subvert Brexit, is on the way out.

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2018 02:31 PM (labbd)

145 Nood durbin

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2018 02:31 PM (x1Knw)

146 btw, after this, the soccer team needs to change its name to The Thai Spelunkers.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:31 PM (hMQPU)

147 Thai Seal drowns transporting oxygen tanks? Posted by: PhilDirt at July 09, 2018 07:25 PM (Ffwmb) There are several places along the cave route that is dry and since it takes so long to get from point a to b the divers have to replenish their air. What's amazing to me is most of these guys do cave diving for fun and seeing the tight spaces these guy "swim" gives me nightmares.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 09, 2018 02:31 PM (dKiJG)

148 A caveman can be their mascot.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:31 PM (hMQPU)

149 It's latin for lunk who spees. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 07:30 PM (hMQPU) Any relation to Graf?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 09, 2018 02:32 PM (WzSuJ)

150 In no news story have I read how they got IN THERE.  Did I miss it?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 09, 2018 02:32 PM (SN4NF)

151 132 92 So there are deep caves on the Rio Grande? cave / drug tunnel; tomato / tomahto Posted by: Anachronda at July 09, 2018 07:30 PM (xGZ+b)
I bet Commiewood will make a movie with intrepid drug mule children trapped in a tunnel under the Rio Grande flooded by ICE villains.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 09, 2018 02:32 PM (ujg0T)

152 There are plenty of experienced cave dive divers who have died being experts.

Sadly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 02:32 PM (ptqGC)

153 I failed the "rip the mask off your face underwater and still breath through your snorkel" part. I'm quite happy free-diving and snorkeling. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 07:30 PM (ptqGC) --------- I failed the "look at all the fish swimming around your legs while you are standing in the water" part of the snorkel class.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2018 02:32 PM (JJZzu)

154 Just think: These lads will have experienced a sobering, life changing event. Seeing how every one joined together to save their lives could give them a new respect for life and create 12 new first responders, SEAL's, fireman, etc. Or, politicians, or junkies. Life's like a box of chocolates. You never know what you'll get.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2018 02:33 PM (9BLnV)

155 I got 'trapped' in a elevator once, for about 10 minutes and I thought I was going to have a heart attack. If it 3 or less levels, I take the stairs.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:33 PM (a0IVu)

156 Looks like Teresa May, using GOPe tactics to subvert Brexit, is on the way out. She, and the Brit Fake News, are calling it a "Soft Brexit."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:33 PM (hMQPU)

157 The cave was dry. Then, it rained. Cave filled with water, trapping all.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at July 09, 2018 02:33 PM (w7KSn)

158 Disappearing nood?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 09, 2018 02:33 PM (WzSuJ)

159 Nood durbin Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice Paging IC, paging IC.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 09, 2018 02:33 PM (rzPmQ)

160 Can we pipe in some of my speeches to lift their spirits?

Posted by: Brokeback Barry at July 09, 2018 02:33 PM (labbd)

161 I failed the "look at all the fish swimming around your legs while you are standing in the water" part of the snorkel class.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2018 07:32 PM (JJZzu)

I failed at the 'you want me to put what over my face' part of snorkeling.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:33 PM (a0IVu)

162 140 I've done some cave diving and it is all good until something hangs up and then you have to fight panic. But you have to fight panic or you are le fucked. Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 09, 2018 07:30 PM (pw+jk)
Damn, I get freaked out enough Open Water Diving when I get tangled in kelp. Cave diving just seems nuts to me.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 09, 2018 02:34 PM (ujg0T)

163 It's latin for lunk who spees. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 07:30 PM (hMQPU) Hey, who ya callin' a lunk?!

Posted by: Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff at July 09, 2018 02:34 PM (x1Knw)

164 Uh oh.  Be careful posting on the nood.  Don't be the one to storm that beach.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:34 PM (/ijW5)

165 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 09, 2018 07:33 PM (WzSuJ) There is no nood. He pulled that shit a little while ago.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2018 02:34 PM (dUJdY)

166 Durbin was the old.  Not the nood.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 09, 2018 02:34 PM (SN4NF)

167 May's plan, "Soft Brexit," is pretty much the status quo. She thought she was being cute. Boris and Davis weren't having it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:34 PM (hMQPU)

168 I failed at the 'you want me to put what over my face' part of snorkeling. Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:33 PM (a0IVu) --------- Well, IC, I only beat you by about two minutes because I was outta there.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2018 02:34 PM (JJZzu)

169 159 Nood durbin

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Paging IC, paging IC.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 09, 2018 07:33 PM (rzPmQ)

*I make one little faux pas and no one lets me forget it*

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:35 PM (a0IVu)

170 Nood durbin Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice nood durbin

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:35 PM (hMQPU)

171 I bet Commiewood will make a movie with intrepid drug mule children trapped in a tunnel under the Rio Grande flooded by ICE villains. Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 09, 2018 07:32 PM (ujg0T) With Trump sending the sharks with lasers to exterminate them.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2018 02:35 PM (9BLnV)

172 Besides the horrible possibility of all involved dying, I think the whole rescue situation is beyond amazing and pretty kickass. The Thai Seal, Saman Gunan who died has all my respect.

Posted by: Seems Legit at July 09, 2018 02:35 PM (U+nHb)

173 "nood durbin" is the new secret password

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:35 PM (hMQPU)

174 145 Nood durbin Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2018 07:31 PM (x1Knw) +++++ Not funny the first time. Definitely not funny now! Em-barrel 'Em!!!

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 09, 2018 02:35 PM (2sCft)

175 Hah!

Theresa May faces no-confidence vote and Trump will be there Wednesday.

"Terry?"
"You're Fired"

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 09, 2018 02:35 PM (/TNyL)

176 Bad nood. Bad.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 09, 2018 02:35 PM (89T5c)

177 Our Shibboleth. "nood durbin"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (hMQPU)

178 > They should not have been there in the first place. They need to discover the concept of parental permission. Trips to the cave were routine for that soccer team. It's a popular tourist spot.

Posted by: ArthurK at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (+O81W)

179 >>I understand that. My point is that if you've dealt with people in a panic, you know strapping them down worsens the situation. I understand that they might not have a choice, so sedation, albeit mild, is likely required. I've done some cave diving and taught some people to dive. Well quite a few people. The single biggest problem I ever encountered was panic and if someone panics in a tight passage like that where there is no easy surface the odds of an unhappy ending are very high. And not just for the panicked. Remember, some of these kids don't even know how to swim let alone dive. Not to mention removing any real necessity to do anything other than keep your eyes shut and breath makes it even easier. If binding and gagging were an option I'd go with that but this sounds like a good compromise.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (/tuJf)

180 May's plan, "Soft Brexit," is pretty much the status quo. Sounds like she's feeding Britain a high-fiber (fibre?) diet.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (YqDXo)

181 Would not some of those under water scooters saved some time in certain places?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (c0jrj)

182 *I make one little faux pas and no one lets me forget it* You ain't seen nuthin' yet. Just wait until you shed this mortal coil like buzzion.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (HaL55)

183 Whenever you meet a Moron, identify yourself with "nood durbin."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (hMQPU)

184 155 I got 'trapped' in a elevator once, for about 10 minutes and I thought I was going to have a heart attack. If it 3 or less levels, I take the stairs. Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:33 PM (a0IVu) My family went out to eat at the Galt house in Louisville once. My parents, sister, aunt and uncle, and my great uncle (WWII and career Military vet.) The elevator all of a sudden dropped about a foot, emergency brakes caught us. We were stuck in there around 30 mins or so, before they got the doors open. My sister and my uncle started to get a bit... excited. My great uncle looked bored.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (WzSuJ)

185 If they are strapped to a basket or something it would make it easier to make some practice runs too. You could find snags and tight trouble spots ahead of time. Then make some runs with a diver as a passenger. If you get the kids confident with laying still and breathing thru the regulator then it would just be an easy ride out for them.

Posted by: f'd at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (UdKB7)

186 180 May's plan, "Soft Brexit," is pretty much the status quo.

Sounds like she's feeding Britain a high-fiber (fibre?) diet.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 09, 2018 07:36 PM (YqDXo)


Bovril!!!

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:36 PM (a0IVu)

187 119 110 The caves are a tourist attraction. Thousands visit yearly. Sudden and unusual rains trapped them. The coach is not a monster.
Posted by: Seems Legit


Yet.

By the time he emerges, he'll look like The Creature From the Thai Lagoon.

Posted by: zombie at July 09, 2018 07:27 PM (c+2jX)


So, assuming the successful extraction of the cave kids and their coach, I have just one question: 


In 24 hours, who will be the biggest monster on the planet, the Coach or Trump's SC nominee?


Hahaha!    Trick question!    In less than 90 minutes, the Constitutional crisis begins and we are all going to die!



Posted by: Democrat Party and ABCBSNBCNN, but we repeat ourselves at July 09, 2018 02:37 PM (UsCnO)

188 Yep I think operating in confined spaces is a personal thing - you don't mind it or it instantly drives you insane with fear - though some can probably train to reduce the panic instinct. Have no problem with depth, low visibility (or kelp), or night diving - but cave-diving ...... definitely not my thing. I still hope to do some wreck diving some day, but on large enough wrecks that there's plenty of space.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 02:37 PM (QDnY+)

189 Nood durbin Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice Damn you.

Posted by: Legion of Gloomer at July 09, 2018 02:37 PM (aoTOp)

190 164 Uh oh. Be careful posting on the nood. Don't be the one to storm that beach. Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 09, 2018 07:34 PM (/ijW5) You don't want to comment on a disappearing post. Then you're trapped in there until Ace decides to re-post it.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 02:37 PM (sdi6R)

191 Can we pipe in some of my speeches to lift their spirits? Posted by: Brokeback Barry at July 09, 2018 07:33 PM (labbd) Let's hold off on that, Barry. We want to keep their spirits up. The remaining members in the cave might commit suicide if we did that.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2018 02:37 PM (9BLnV)

192 It's latin for lunk who spees. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 07:30 PM (hMQPU) Any relation to Graf? Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 09, 2018 07:32 PM (WzSuJ) ++++ The Graf Spee or Steffi Graf?

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 09, 2018 02:37 PM (2sCft)

193 One mile to dive, walk and crawl through a tight space. Utterly amazing.

Posted by: Seems Legit at July 09, 2018 02:38 PM (U+nHb)

194 WH is tighter than a steel trap right now. ===== Wish I was.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 09, 2018 02:38 PM (nILVB)

195 Ace is such a tease.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:38 PM (pUDQf)

196 There's a whole lotta stupid packed into the Hill twitter thread. "But Trump didn't specify!!!!"

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 02:38 PM (Evws/)

197 124 Okay, I am feeling bad for the coach...I hope he survives long enough to be rescued. Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:21 PM (a0IVu) ------------ I agree. He's been through an awful lot, and I suspect no one has been harder on him than himself. It's a terrible responsibility he bears, and you can be sure he knows it. I hope they all get out safely and recover fully, the coach included. Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2018 07:29 PM (JJZzu) The Coach is the weakest, because he refused food and water and gave it to the kids first, he supposedly used his training as a Buddist Monk and taught the kids to meditate in order to use less oxygen and calm them down. There is a picture floating around the Thai media showing the Coach meditating and little boars sitting in his lap.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 09, 2018 02:38 PM (dKiJG)

198 BoJo kicks May's ass and makes Farage the Mayor of London. Blimey mates.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2018 02:38 PM (c0jrj)

199 You don't want to comment on a disappearing post. Then you're trapped in there until Ace decides to re-post it.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 07:37 PM (sdi6R)

---

Elon Musk has proposed a system of bubble wrap and toothpicks to help you escape.  He just needs a grant for $300M.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:38 PM (/ijW5)

200 Nood durbin

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

===
The Russian bots are baffled by the erroneous , mid-thread noods.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 09, 2018 02:38 PM (/TNyL)

201 Another nood Durbin and you're going to be exiled to Peruvia.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 09, 2018 02:38 PM (4ErVI)

202 Nigel Farage was just on Fox. We need more Europeans like him.

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2018 02:39 PM (labbd)

203 Not to mention removing any real necessity to do anything other than keep your eyes shut and breath makes it even easier. A Danish diver who was part of the first wave said the kids were lightly sedated for just that reason.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2018 02:39 PM (fuK7c)

204 Daily Mail is reporting the coach will have to stay by himself in the cave for another day.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2018 02:39 PM (rnXGe)

205 Dammit! Snatched my chance to be a hero.

Posted by: Elon Musk at July 09, 2018 02:40 PM (I83yK)

206 Remember, if you use the made-up concept of "soft Brexit", you must also learn to use the other the helping words that allow you to (falsely) frame the topic. Those that think X is X (in this case, a vote for departing the EU means ..... you depart the EU), are "hardliners". Everyone who wants to either negate the vote, completely or thru dilution and/or delay - they would be "moderates". Of course this formula applies to all public policy topics in the universe. I hope I don't have to remind y'all of this again.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 02:40 PM (QDnY+)

207 Have no problem with depth, low visibility (or kelp), or night diving - but cave-diving ...... definitely not my thing. I still hope to do some wreck diving some day, but on large enough wrecks that there's plenty of space. Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 07:37 PM (QDnY+)
I have done "swim throughs" that were short and easy, but, yah, if viz is horrible or if I can't see the surface, I just abort the dive.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 09, 2018 02:40 PM (ujg0T)

208 Has an elevator ever fallen since the Otis device was invented?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2018 02:40 PM (x1Knw)

209 One mile to dive, walk and crawl through a tight space. Utterly amazing.

Posted by: Seems Legit at July 09, 2018 07:38 PM (U+nHb)

----

I keep thinking of the time I went to Ruby Falls.  And then imagining it dark and flooded.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:40 PM (/ijW5)

210 Nood durbin?

Posted by: Hedgehog at July 09, 2018 02:40 PM (pHfeF)

211 Democrats, the dustbin of history is beckons. Like a moth to the flame you follow. Your demise begins Your claims ring hollow

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 09, 2018 02:41 PM (M+Lyo)

212 Well I have to go to dinner with one of my sane liberal (an old school liberal) and will miss the big reveal.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 09, 2018 02:41 PM (pw+jk)

213 If it's Thapar, I'll be amazed. It's the pick I thought he would make, even though I don't know a lot about the candidates.

Posted by: notsothoreau at July 09, 2018 02:41 PM (JKNZq)

214 It's Kavanaugh, isn't it? Has to be him...

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:41 PM (a0IVu)

215 Do you Durbin nood, brother?
[makes Valu-Rite symbol with hands]

Posted by: shirtless moron space hippie with huge ears at July 09, 2018 02:41 PM (Evws/)

216 Nood durbin? Posted by: Hedgehog And a good nood durbin, to you, sir.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:41 PM (hMQPU)

217 204 Daily Mail is reporting the coach will have to stay by himself in the cave for another day. Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2018 07:39 PM (rnXGe I seriously, seriously doubt that's true. He may not go out the same day, but they aren't making him stay by himself.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:41 PM (pUDQf)

218 180 May's plan, "Soft Brexit," is pretty much the status quo.

Sounds like she's feeding Britain a high-fiber (fibre?) diet.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 09, 2018 07:36 PM (YqDXo)


except May is also doing her best to put a butt-plug up Britain's azz after feeding the nation all that fibre.


and that is why those pro-Brexit guys quit.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 09, 2018 02:41 PM (UsCnO)

219 For the last time, there is no nood Durbin.
*glares at unruly horde*

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:42 PM (a0IVu)

220 I saw the sidebar link to the Babylon Bee story about Antifa and thought it seemed disturbingly plausible.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 02:42 PM (sdi6R)

221 Anyone remember the time when "it's a form of weasel" became a thing here? You people could not saying it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:42 PM (hMQPU)

222 If it's Thapar, I'll be amazed.
===

Rhymes with 'fapper'.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 09, 2018 02:42 PM (/TNyL)

223 I'm feeling kinda bad for the coach since so many people think he should be left to die or commit suicide. First of all, he's just 25 y/o and while officially an adult, he doesn't exactly have years of experience behind him. He's actually the assistant coach and was told by boss coach to "take the kids on an adventure" after practice. So he took them to the cave where all the cool kids go. Seems you get bragging rights if you go to the back of that cave and scratch our name on the wall as proof you made it all the way. I'm sure the last thing on his mind was the possibility of the cave flooding.

Posted by: Cankles at July 09, 2018 02:42 PM (HiDrR)

224 Trump picks Barrett: THEOCRACY! Trump picks a guy: TRUMP HATES WOMEN!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 09, 2018 02:43 PM (4ErVI)

225 219 For the last time, there is no nood Durbin. *glares at unruly horde* Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:42 PM (a0IVu) Fergitit, IC...it's Hordetown.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 02:43 PM (Enq6K)

226 Are they at least sending food and water in? Is that possible? I mean, if I had some chocolate and cheetos, I might be somewhat calmer in that situation.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:43 PM (a0IVu)

227 They should have brought in one of those mini-projectors so the could watch movies on the cave walls while they are waiting to get out.

Posted by: f'd at July 09, 2018 02:43 PM (UdKB7)

228 Nood durbin Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice nood durbin Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter Nood Durbin

Posted by: Amy Schummer at July 09, 2018 02:43 PM (Mxa6K)

229 218 180 May's plan, "Soft Brexit," is pretty much the status quo. Sounds like she's feeding Britain a high-fiber (fibre?) diet. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 09, 2018 07:36 PM (YqDXo) except May is also doing her best to put a butt-plug up Britain's azz after feeding the nation all that fibre. and that is why those pro-Brexit guys quit. Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 09, 2018 07:41 PM (UsCnO)
Maybe they can give Theresa May a political enema?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 09, 2018 02:43 PM (ujg0T)

230 There's a whole lotta stupid packed into the Hill twitter thread. "But Trump didn't specify!!!!"
Posted by: andycanuck at July 09, 2018 07:38 PM

After the 24th call for Trump to "return all the brown children he kidnapped", I stopped reading.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 09, 2018 02:43 PM (SN4NF)

231 @johnrobertsFox @johnrobertsFox WH says 5 Democrats were invited to @realDonaldTrump SCOTUS reveal: Feinstein, Manchin, Donnelly, Heitkamp and Jones. All sent regrets

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 02:44 PM (Enq6K)

232 I seriously, seriously doubt that's true. He may not go out the same day, but they aren't making him stay by himself. Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 07:41 PM ~~~~~ Good God, I hope not.

Posted by: Cankles at July 09, 2018 02:44 PM (HiDrR)

233 221 Anyone remember the time when "it's a form of weasel" became a thing here? You people could not saying it. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 07:42 PM (hMQPU) -------- *ahem*

Posted by: Weasel at July 09, 2018 02:44 PM (MVjcR)

234 Curmudgeon, I recall a pretty small swim-through (day dive, Cozumel, beautiful conditions) I did years ago ..... even that was not my favorite part of the dive. Probably just 15-20 feet in length. I also don't dive in lousy conditions, but I was just saying that things like bad visibility etc don't have the potential to cause panic. Swimming hundreds of yards or more into small caves (like the cave divers do in cenotes in Mexico or FL) is about the only thing I can think of that I would never even attempt to do.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 02:44 PM (QDnY+)

235 I got yer Soft-Brexit right 'ere, mates!!

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 09, 2018 02:44 PM (2sCft)

236 Are they at least sending food and water in? Is that possible? I mean, if I had some chocolate and cheetos, I might be somewhat calmer in that situation. My understanding is yes, they sent food and water before rescue even began.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2018 02:45 PM (dUJdY)

237 I misspoke. BoJo becomes PM and makes Farage , Foreign Home Secretary.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 09, 2018 02:45 PM (c0jrj)

238 Jonnie Goldberf is on FOX.


Old guy.

Didn't he used to be somebody?

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 09, 2018 02:45 PM (/TNyL)

239 They should have brought in one of those mini-projectors so the could watch movies on the cave walls while they are waiting to get out. Posted by: f'd at July 09, 2018 07:43 PM

The cave walls would need to be flat and white.  Light grey at worst.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 09, 2018 02:45 PM (SN4NF)

240 What movies would you want to watch in a cave?

Posted by: plado at July 09, 2018 02:45 PM (UdKB7)

241 Got pretty wet  in a cave near Low Gap/Saddle Gap AR, kinda scary it was. Back abut 20 years ago.

Posted by: Eromero at July 09, 2018 02:45 PM (zLDYs)

242
WH says 5 Democrats were invited to @realDonaldTrump SCOTUS reveal: Feinstein, Manchin, Donnelly, Heitkamp and Jones. All sent regrets

Posted by: Tami at July 09, 2018 07:44 PM (Enq6K)

Bye bye Manchin, Donnelly and Heitkamp - unless you vote yes for the nominee you three are toast after mid-terms.


Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:45 PM (a0IVu)

243 217 I seriously, seriously doubt that's true. He may not go out the same day, but they aren't making him stay by himself. Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 07:41 PM (pUDQf) I was wondering about that. They've taken out four each day. Will they be able to take out all the remaining five tomorrow, or is four their limit in one day, due to the need to restock the cave with more air tanks?

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 02:45 PM (sdi6R)

244 WH says 5 Democrats were invited to @realDonaldTrump SCOTUS reveal: Feinstein, Manchin, Donnelly, Heitkamp and Jones. All sent regrets = why do Feinstein, Manchin, Donnelly, Heitkamp and Jones hate America ??

Posted by: runner at July 09, 2018 02:45 PM (bUjCl)

245 I hope they don't mess up the movie.

Posted by: vrf at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (BoOqm)

246 Trump is loving this. He's truly a Ringmaster, playing the Washington Circus for all it's worth.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (pUDQf)

247 221 Anyone remember the time when "it's a form of weasel" became a thing here? You people could not saying it. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 07:42 PM (hMQPU) -------- *ahem* Posted by: Weasel at July 09, 2018 07:44 PM (MVjcR) ++++ Did that involve a beaver?

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (2sCft)

248 Are they at least sending food and water in? Is that possible? I mean, if I had some chocolate and cheetos, I might be somewhat calmer in that situation. To hell with that. Bring booze. And lots of it. IIRC, they have some hooch over there with a poisonous snake in it. Yeah, that. Bring me that stuff. I'll sedate myself, thankew.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (HaL55)

249 226 Are they at least sending food and water in? Is that possible? I mean, if I had some chocolate and cheetos, I might be somewhat calmer in that situation. Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:43 PM (a0IVu) ------- Or some nice cigars.

Posted by: Weasel at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (MVjcR)

250 They should have brought in one of those mini-projectors so the could watch movies on the cave walls while they are waiting to get out. Posted by: f'd at July 09, 2018 07:43 PM (UdKB7) --+++ Journey to the Center of the Earth

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (x1Knw)

251 38 How many women divers are there? Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 09, 2018 07:14 PM (/ijW5) Wait for the movie. They'll be half lesbian, half trans.

Posted by: George LeS at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (59GGI)

252 They should have brought in one of those mini-projectors so the could watch movies on the cave walls while they are waiting to get out. Movies projected on cave walls are an imperfect respresentaton of movies in theaters. Movies in theaters are an imperfect reflection of the concept of art, which in turn aspires to beauty. The concept of pure beauty is an imperfect reflection of young Nastassja Kinski.

Posted by: Plato at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (fuK7c)

253 @realDonaldTrump SCOTUS reveal: Feinstein, Manchin, Donnelly, Heitkamp and Jones. All sent regrets

---

It would be hilarious if Trump said he was going to nominate one of them if they showed up, but now he's got to go with his second choice.  Oh well.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (/ijW5)

254 Well, Manchin would not take a sump unless Schumer gives the green light. So not surprising.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (a0IVu)

255 I'm feeling kinda bad for the coach since so many people think he should be left to die or commit suicide. Omgosh! Who is saying that? Is it on twitter? I've been hard on him, but I hope he gets out and gets healthy and has a productive life. I also think he needs to have his ass kicked and the book thrown at him for his reckless behavior. On top of everything else, a person died.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 09, 2018 02:46 PM (tNa3+)

256 227 They should have brought in one of those mini-projectors so the could watch movies on the cave walls while they are waiting to get out. Posted by: f'd at July 09, 2018 07:43 PM (UdKB7) What, no Internet access? No Facebook, no Twitter? Oh, the humanity!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:47 PM (YqDXo)

257 I'm feeling kinda bad for the coach since so many people think he should be left to die or commit suicide. This "people" doesn't think that. I am hoping and praying that they all get out. safely.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 09, 2018 02:47 PM (AllCR)

258 Trump picks Barrett: THEOCRACY! Trump picks a guy: TRUMP HATES WOMEN! Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 09, 2018 07:43 PM ~~~~~~ Forget where I saw this--maybe here? Trump can pick Barrett or Putin. Headlines tomorrow will be the same.

Posted by: Cankles at July 09, 2018 02:47 PM (HiDrR)

259 There is a picture floating around the Thai media showing the Coach meditating and little boars sitting in his lap.
==

Well at least the poor things can eat pork.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 09, 2018 02:47 PM (/TNyL)

260 254, a dump

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 02:47 PM (a0IVu)

261 I was wondering about that. They've taken out four each day. Will they be able to take out all the remaining five tomorrow, or is four their limit in one day, due to the need to restock the cave with more air tanks? Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2018 07:45 PM (sdi6R) Most likely, they've calculated the time per person+air restock and 4 is the safe limit with built in time for panics, snags and unforeseen hold ups.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:47 PM (pUDQf)

262 There are many many types of weasels. It's the ones with guns you gotta look out for.

Posted by: plado at July 09, 2018 02:47 PM (UdKB7)

263 They should have brought in one of those mini-projectors so the could watch movies on the cave walls while they are waiting to get out. Posted by: f'd at July 09, 2018 07:43 PM The cave walls would need to be flat and white. Light grey at worst. Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 09, 2018 07:45 PM (SN4NF) +++ Is this a Plato reference??

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 09, 2018 02:48 PM (2sCft)

264 First off. It is not the fault of the boys' coach. The cave is well known, touristy and well traveled. It is a fun and adventurous place to take boys. My understanding is that the heavens opened up well away from where they were, and began to flood the cave without them knowing. Could the coach have been more careful? Yes. of course. But let's all take a step back and understand that this is Thailand, a very underdeveloped country. Taking the football team on a bike ride and cave exploration is fine. Sometimes even the most easygoing hike in a city park can go horribly wrong. So let's just step off brothers. The second thing: I was keenly aware that international military was responding and assumed that US Navy was one of the first responders from outside Siam. When Trump said that, I nodded and said: "of course". When the media said " Trump isn't doing anything , blah, blah, blah," I was momentarily enraged, but then thought " these dickwads will get their comeuppance. And lo and behold. Fuck all these MSM douches. The Thai seals, the Navy rescue divers and all the other people who are assisting as rescuers from whatever military they come from? Saints, one and all. And the Thai retired seal diver? He looks over us in heaven. If I were Trump? I would offer him a revered place in Arlington if his family wishes it. If not I would offer posthumous citizenship or military honors.

Posted by: Publius Redux at July 09, 2018 02:48 PM (qn3JX)

265 Listen to all the Herberts shitting on the nood Durbin!

Posted by: shirtless moron space hippie with huge ears at July 09, 2018 02:48 PM (Evws/)

266 250 They should have brought in one of those mini-projectors so the could watch movies on the cave walls while they are waiting to get out. Posted by: f'd at July 09, 2018 07:43 PM (UdKB7) --+++ Journey to the Center of the Earth Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2018 07:46 PM (x1Knw) Poseidon Adventure.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:48 PM (YqDXo)

267 Old: US involvement in Thai rescue is unspecified. New: US assists in operation strapping children to gurneys.

Posted by: George LeS at July 09, 2018 02:48 PM (59GGI)

268 240 What movies would you want to watch in a cave? Posted by: plado at July 09, 2018 07:45 PM (UdKB7) The Descent.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 09, 2018 02:48 PM (4ErVI)

269 Did you know: 
A slapweasel is not a weasel?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 09, 2018 02:48 PM (txw6d)

270 234 Curmudgeon, I recall a pretty small swim-through (day dive, Cozumel, beautiful conditions) I did years ago ..... even that was not my favorite part of the dive. Probably just 15-20 feet in length. I also don't dive in lousy conditions, but I was just saying that things like bad visibility etc don't have the potential to cause panic. Swimming hundreds of yards or more into small caves (like the cave divers do in cenotes in Mexico or FL) is about the only thing I can think of that I would never even attempt to do. Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 07:44 PM (QDnY+)
We must have gone to the same place. And the current just carried you along, right? I will give the Fiesta Americana resort immense credit for their dive masters, who shepherded us dive novices through all kinds of mishaps, and made it comical rather than terrifying. California, on the other hand, is cold water, hit or miss viz, and kelp aplenty. I usually just follow the anchor line down from the boat, practice my navigating until I start running out of air, and take the anchor line back.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 09, 2018 02:48 PM (ujg0T)

271 > Let's hold off on that, Barry. We want to keep their spirits up. The remaining members in the cave might commit suicide if we did that. On other hand, it might be a good motivator to get them out. "Okay, kids: you can get strapped down so you can't move a muscle, then get hauled through a claustrophobic, pitch-dark underwater tunnel for three hours, OR you can stay here and listen to more of Barky's speeches. Your choice."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at July 09, 2018 02:48 PM (GXOTw)

272 What movies would you want to watch in a cave? Posted by: plado at July 09, 2018 07:45 PM

The Australian film Fortress.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091069/

It contains a scene in which a group of schoolchildren and their teacher must escape a cave by swimming through an underwater cavern.  Haven't been able to stop thinking about this film since this incident began. 

In the movie, they were put in the cave by kidnappers (who seal one end up with a heavy boulder).

Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 09, 2018 02:49 PM (SN4NF)

273 Heck, the cave was probably safer than the drive to the cave.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 09, 2018 02:49 PM (/ijW5)

274
why do Feinstein, Manchin, Donnelly, Heitkamp and Jones hate America ??

Posted by: runner at July 09, 2018 07:45 PM (bUjCl) 


 

It is a Democrat thingy, they check for your Hate gene before you get your Party card.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 09, 2018 02:49 PM (UsCnO)

275 The U.S. is working very closely with the Government of Thailand to help get all of the children out of the cave and to safety. Very brave and talented people!
***
That tweet alone would have won Obama another Nobel Prize

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 09, 2018 02:49 PM (h1jJh)

276 Headin' out to nood Durbin.
Yea, brother.
Headin' out to nood Durbin.
No more trouble in my body or my mind.
Gonna live like a Justice on whatever I find,
Eat all the fruit and throw away the rind.
Yea, brother.
Yea.

Posted by: moron space hippie with a guitar at July 09, 2018 02:49 PM (Evws/)

277 Manchin is probably a goner. Not sure about the rest - but Donnelly and McCaskill seem doomed as well. Certainly hope Tester gets dumped, and Heitkamp. Jones is interesting. If he really thinks he stands a chance when he comes up for re-election, then I can't see him being the one to block Trump SCOTUS nominees. If he figures he's toast anyway, then whatever, I guess (AlaBAMA, how say ye WRT Jones' prospects?).

Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 02:49 PM (QDnY+)

278 'Is this a Plato reference??' a shadow of one

Posted by: plado at July 09, 2018 02:49 PM (UdKB7)

279 Trump is separating those kids from their guardian!!!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2018 02:49 PM (rnXGe)

280 249 226 Are they at least sending food and water in? Is that possible? I mean, if I had some chocolate and cheetos, I might be somewhat calmer in that situation. Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:43 PM (a0IVu) ------- Or some nice cigars. Posted by: Weasel at July 09, 2018 07:46 PM (MVjcR) I'd say: Fuck this E-cig, get me a carton of camel non-filters in a ziploc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 09, 2018 02:49 PM (WzSuJ)

281 What was wrong with the way they walked in? Why couldn't they go out that way. For them to get in they way they got out it would have had to have been dry as a bone, and the reason they went deeper is that it was flooding. Does any one have the facts of this? Is it a honeycomb of passages or what?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 09, 2018 02:50 PM (IeDO8)

282 I grew up in the 60's-70's. I remember the song "Timothy". Not doing caves.

Posted by: golfman at July 09, 2018 02:50 PM (If3tB)

283 Bye bye Manchin, Donnelly and Heitkamp - unless you vote yes for the nominee you three are toast after mid-terms. Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at July 09, 2018 07:45 PM (a0IVu) Let me understand.....You have Manchin, Donnelly and Heitkamp. Manchin goes with Donnelly, so who is having sex with Heitkamp?

Posted by: Frank Costanza at July 09, 2018 02:50 PM (EoRCO)

284 There is a picture floating around the Thai media showing the Coach meditating and little boars sitting in his lap. It is common for young men in Thailand to spend two years as a monk, the way young Mormons spend two years pestering people. They scatter about in the first light of day with orange robes, shaved heads, and a rice bowl. It's quite a sight. So when people are surprised that he was a monk and taught them meditation, they shouldn't be. That's what they do.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2018 02:50 PM (fuK7c)

285 remember the phony staged photo-op of when obama killed osama? hillary was in the photo, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:50 PM (hMQPU)

286

 

What movies would you want to watch in a cave?

 

 

 

 Fantastic Voyage

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 09, 2018 02:51 PM (10vO4)

287 Good god these people are a fucking cancer on all that even attempts to flourish. All in the name of some stompy footed reaction to a typical change in government power every 4 to 8 years. Fucking lunatics following us around and harassing us... shooting at us.. It wont be long before they push the wrong individual and they will be ever so sorry. These people are the ones that do not understand that once the bear has been poked for the billionth time, all hell will be unleashed on their pathetic lives. Fuck all of these disgusting humans. I refuse to call them people at this point.

Posted by: Dimebag Forever at July 09, 2018 02:51 PM (aR6C/)

288 Forget where I saw this--maybe here? Trump can pick Barrett or Putin. Headlines tomorrow will be the same. Posted by: Cankles at July 09, 2018 07:47 PM (HiDrR) Just read that on twitter...Dennis Miller: @DennisDMZ Just to keep things in perspective, or not, Trump could nominate either Amy Coney Barrett or Vladimir Putin tomorrow and the headlines would be exactly the same. #DennisMillerOption

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 02:51 PM (Enq6K)

289 God bless that SEAL who gave his life.  His picture and fate brought tears to my eyes.

"No greater love..."

Posted by: LGoPs at July 09, 2018 02:51 PM (MShBX)

290 NOOD - carbeques in Frankistan

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 09, 2018 02:51 PM (fA1SL)

291 Curmudgeon, I recall a pretty small swim-through (day dive, Cozumel, beautiful conditions) I did years ago ..... even that was not my favorite part of the dive. Probably just 15-20 feet in length. Sorry, I don't do swim-throughs. At. All. My wife and I once were snorkeling off the Great Barrier Reef when off in the distance we could just make out the silhouette of a huge shark (at least 12 feet long, maybe more). You could've water skiied behind me while I was swimming back to the boat.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:51 PM (YqDXo)

292 Headin' out to nood Durbin. Yea, brother. Headin' out to nood Durbin. No more trouble in my body or my mind. Gonna live like a Justice on whatever I find, Eat all the fruit and throw away the rind. Yea, brother. Yea. Posted by: moron space hippie with a guitar Yea, brother.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 02:52 PM (hMQPU)

293 In other news, our Sri Lankan student returned from his older brother's wedding, and came by today to drop off INCREDIBLE tiny, individually wrapped wedding cakes his mom sent.

His older brother is an Air Force Academy grad, and married a drop-dead gorgeous recent PhD. 


Looks like the days-long wedding was quite a party.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2018 02:52 PM (ptqGC)

294 Jones is interesting. If he really thinks he stands a chance when he comes up for re-election, then I can't see him being the one to block Trump SCOTUS nominees. If he figures he's toast anyway, then whatever, I guess (AlaBAMA, how say ye WRT Jones' prospects?). Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 07:49 PM (QDnY Jones barely beat a severely gimped Moore in a race he should have walked away with. I'm guessing he doesn't repeat that feat with a non-cray-cray opponent.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 09, 2018 02:52 PM (pUDQf)

295
Forget where I saw this--maybe here?

Trump can pick Barrett or Putin. Headlines tomorrow will be the same.

Posted by: Cankles at July 09, 2018 07:47 PM (HiDrR)

 


Of course you saw it here, this is the HORDE. 


We know all.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 09, 2018 02:52 PM (UsCnO)

296 And... BTW, of course Trump sent help. Siam is oldest, perhaps only friend in Indochina.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2018 02:53 PM (x1Knw)

297 This is a real nood for the moment.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 09, 2018 02:53 PM (WzSuJ)

298 Yep CA water is for dry-suit diving. Which is another level of training and gear and thus a barrier to entry. I've done almost all my diving in the tropics. Not sure if it was the same resort, Curmudgeon. Lots of drift dives at Cozumel. Night dive was best ever - tons of stuff going on.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2018 02:53 PM (QDnY+)

299 >>What movies would you want to watch in a cave? Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Just so they know things could always be worse. Kali Ma!

Posted by: JackStraw at July 09, 2018 02:54 PM (/tuJf)

300 Better not be another false Nood, or there will be HELL to pay. Like poking the hornets nest with a stick!

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 09, 2018 02:54 PM (2sCft)

301 I like Thai, in more ways than one. Kidding aside, those boys seem pretty brave. Incredible story, I hope they all make it out safe including the coach

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 09, 2018 02:54 PM (M+Lyo)

302 @maggieNYT Hearing from Republicans close to White House and process that Kethledge got a call saying he is not the choice for SCOTUS. It's NYT so.....

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 02:54 PM (Enq6K)

303 Too bad those clowns didn't accept Trump's offer. He could have demonstrated his amazing troll fu. Picture the scene: the various Reds are sitting around, when an aide brings in a fishbowl filled with slips of paper. Trump reaches in, rummages around, pulls one out, reads it. "Hmmmm." Then does the same thing again. Definitely a Youtube moment.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:54 PM (YqDXo)

304 Manchin goes with Donnelly, so who is having sex with Heitkamp? Posted by: Frank Costanza at July 09, 2018 07:50 PM (EoRCO) Duh. Everybody is having sex with Gillibrand....

Posted by: golfman at July 09, 2018 02:55 PM (If3tB)

305 285 remember the phony staged photo-op of when obama killed osama? hillary was in the photo, too. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 09, 2018 07:50 PM (hMQPU) Yeah and Obama looks like a pizza delivery guy who wondered in. Everyone else in the room looks like a potential president except him.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 09, 2018 02:55 PM (4ErVI)

306 What was wrong with the way they walked in? Why couldn't they go out that way. The flooding started behind them, barring their exit, then kept pushing them deeper into the cave. The did not set out on a 2.5 mile spelunk.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2018 02:55 PM (fuK7c)

307 What movies would you want to watch in a cave?
Airplane! of course.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 02:55 PM (Evws/)

308 I remember the song "Timothy". Not doing caves. *snort.. remember it well.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2018 02:56 PM (dUJdY)

309 > If not I would offer posthumous citizenship or military honors. I think he probably qualifies for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It can be awarded to foreigners, and, though it is a civilian award, can be awarded to military personnel and worn on the uniform. The service-specific medals of similar status (e.g. Navy Cross) are mostly limited to combat activities.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at July 09, 2018 02:56 PM (GXOTw)

310 I agree. He's been through an awful lot, and I suspect no one has been harder on him than himself. It's a terrible responsibility he bears, and you can be sure he knows it. I hope they all get out safely and recover fully, the coach included. Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2018 07:29 PM (JJZzu) The weatherman did it.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 09, 2018 02:56 PM (rzPmQ)

311 Everybody is having sex with Gillibrand.... Posted by: golfman at July 09, 2018 07:55 PM (If3tB) *smiles coyly* -Kamala Harris

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 09, 2018 02:56 PM (4ErVI)

312 Stiff Ewok putting my mind in jail.
And the judge bang the gavel and say no bail.
Gonna lick his hand and waaaaag my tail.

Posted by: moron space hippie with a guitar at July 09, 2018 02:56 PM (Evws/)

313 Yeah and Obama looks like a pizza delivery guy who wondered in. Everyone else in the room looks like a potential president except him. Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 09, 2018 07:55 PM (4ErVI) The napkin draped his arm ruined the Presidential look.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 09, 2018 02:57 PM (YqDXo)

314 Omgosh! Who is saying that? Is it on twitter? Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 09, 2018 07:46 PM ~~~~~ Hordelings. ^^^^^

Posted by: Cankles at July 09, 2018 02:58 PM (HiDrR)

315 Rolling Stone is reporting that Syd Barrett is still dead, won't be in DC tonight.

Posted by: Breaking Noose at July 09, 2018 02:58 PM (XcgmW)

316 What movies would you want to watch in a cave? Das Boot

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 09, 2018 02:59 PM (KCxzN)

317 Removing stinky Cankles sock.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 09, 2018 02:59 PM (HiDrR)

318 Duh. Everybody is having sex with Gillibrand.... Posted by: golfman at July 09, 2018 07:55 PM (If3tB) Best blow job on capital hill.

Posted by: 1st wave nationalism at July 09, 2018 02:59 PM (8SG/h)

319 Oh poop....Cavuto is doing the SCOTUS coverage on FBN. Next they'll make me watch Charlie Gasbag.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 03:00 PM (Enq6K)

320 What movies would you want to watch in a cave? 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Posted by: Legion of Gloomer at July 09, 2018 03:00 PM (aoTOp)

321 That's gotta make for a really shitty day: you enter a cave, which then begins flooding, forcing you further and further in.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical at July 09, 2018 03:00 PM (H5knJ)

322 What movies would you want to watch in a cave? ---- The Poseidon Adventure.

Posted by: X-ray at July 09, 2018 03:00 PM (Mxa6K)

323 Ulike America the world is imperfect and unsafe.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 09, 2018 03:00 PM (rzPmQ)

324 320 What movies would you want to watch in a cave? 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Run Silent Run Deep.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 09, 2018 03:02 PM (nWc4E)

325 Was she one of the sex slaves?

Posted by: Braenyard at July 09, 2018 03:04 PM (rzPmQ)

326 Is this a Plato reference??' a shadow of one Posted by: plado at July 09, 2018 07:49 PM (UdKB7) So, we aren't talking about Play-doh then? Bummer.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 09, 2018 03:05 PM (tNa3+)

327 @jaketapper 3 minutes ago The US marshal outside Judge Kethledge's house in Michigan confirms to CNN's Caroline Kelly that Judge Kethledge is home.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 03:07 PM (Enq6K)

328 306 What was wrong with the way they walked in? Why couldn't they go out that way. The flooding started behind them, barring their exit, then kept pushing them deeper into the cave. The did not set out on a 2.5 mile spelunk. Posted by: Bandersnatch If so, their trek in was as big an adventure/achievement as the way out. So no water in the sink trap, and they left the two dry chambers. God bless the Thai who died and all the others who are continuing to risk their lives, and know it very well. The kids and coach are in good hands.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 09, 2018 03:08 PM (IeDO8)

329 Twitter's all atwitter that it's going to be Kavanaugh because they found something he wrote about not 'charging a sitting president'....

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 09, 2018 03:10 PM (Enq6K)

330 Posted by: plado at July 09, 2018 07:45 PM The Australian film Fortress. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091069/ It contains a scene in which a group of schoolchildren and their teacher must escape a cave by swimming through an underwater cavern. Haven't been able to stop thinking about this film since this incident began. In the movie, they were put in the cave by kidnappers (who seal one end up with a heavy boulder). Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 09, 2018 07:49 PM (SN4NF) Good Movie, I had forgotten about that one I thought it was controversial because the kids killed the kidnappers.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 09, 2018 03:11 PM (dKiJG)

331 329 Twitter's all atwitter that it's going to be Kavanaugh because they found something he wrote about not 'charging a sitting president'.... Posted by: Tami at July 09, 2018 08:10 PM (Enq6K) Kavanaugh is on the mini Supreme Court, The DC court of appeals. it's the court you file in to the quickest path to the Supreme Court. He wrote all the dissenting opinions that were used by the Supreme court majority opinions. We also get to replace that slot with another MAGA judge. Not tired of winning.

Posted by: 1st wave nationalism at July 09, 2018 03:29 PM (8SG/h)

332 BOY TRAPPED IN REFRIGERATOR EATS OWN FOOT! TRUMP CHARGED!

Posted by: Burger Chef at July 09, 2018 03:30 PM (RuIsu)

333 God Bless Hero Diver Saman Gunan! Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 09, 2018 07:16 PM (EoRCO) This. What a heroic man. I am in awe. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 09, 2018 07:18 PM (YqDXo) He may not have fallen in battle, but I figure that his fellow warriors in Valhalla will welcome him with open arms.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2018 03:46 PM (eXA4G)

334 Everyone in the MSM knows that brown people are too lazy, stupid, incompetent, uneducated, unresourceful, non-selfreliant, and just plain dumb to accomplish a successful rescue. They also know Trump is so stupid that he thinks just the opposite.

Posted by: Bilderback at July 10, 2018 06:06 AM (y8Tbr)

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